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Does Ganja Cause Mental Illness? Perspectives from a Population-based Assessment of Mental Health Literacy in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.209
Pages: 
553-61
Synopsis: 
This study investigated and evaluated the mental health comprehension of a randomly selected population in Jamaica. General perceptions were significantly correlated with level of education and age, while perceptions about treatment and prevention significantly correlated with gender and education.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Mental illness is a major cause of morbidity and, globally, has a high lifetime risk. Mental health literacy is known to improve symptom recognition, care-seeking and treatment outcomes. This study therefore sought to assess the knowledge and beliefs of Jamaicans regarding the definition, aetiology, symptomatology, treatment and prevention of mental illness.

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017
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